So this week I finally got my hands on a couple of finished copies of the book, and it looks amazing – thanks to Kath Millichope’s fantastic design work and Becca Stadtlander’s stunning illustrations – it even has silvering on the title! Plus, the inside pages look pretty cool too, but I will leave that for you to discover for yourselves. Here are a few of pics – I am so chuffed with the finished thing. Everyone at Usborne has done the most fantastic job on it!
This last week I have been going through and checking the final proof of Cogheart. There are actually more tweaks than I expected, and one minor story thread that, annoyingly, still needs some clarification in a couple of scenes. But this is the final final read through now, and after I hand this in next week that will be it! I won’t see the book again until I hold the finished copy in my hand, which will hopefully be sometime over the summer. I can’t wait for that, partly because I am so excited for the finished book, and partly knowing that I will NEVER have to edit it again!! Unless there’s ever a US edition, here’s hoping….
Final read through of the proof manuscript of #COGHEART in the garden… #authorsofinstagram #books #reading #childrensbook #ukmg #usborne @usborne_books
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And, even though the book is still being edited, look you can pre-order it here…